The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, yesterday disclosed that the Police plan to establish an Explosive Ordinance Training School in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, to train more personnel to address life-threatening issues relating to explosive ordinance handling and safe detonations.
Idris disclosed this during an emergency visit to Borno, one of the states facing Boko Haram insurgency for about nine years.
The IGP also pledged that schools in the northeast are to have four policemen each to protect students’ and pupils’ lives.
He gave the assurance during his visit to Government College and Yerwa Government Girls College, both in Maiduguri.
“The idea of establishing this school was to overcome the challenges of explosive ordinance handling and safe detonations in the frontlines of counter-insurgency and terrorism operations in the northeast. Read more